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Helena Schmidt, Deloitte Croatia, is a director in
the tax department in Zagreb, Croatia.
She has more than 15 years of experience in tax
advisory services, including corporate tax law, VAT, as
well as other areas of Croatian and international tax
practice. Helena joined Deloitte in 2003. She
previously worked as a tax consultant at other Big 4
Helena has acted as an adviser in numerous
acquisitions and restructurings as well as in
outsourcing and cross-border supply chain projects. In
her current role, she leads the indirect tax service
line and business processing outsourcing department in
Deloitte. Helena advises from medium-sized to large
enterprises on various VAT matters such as improving
the cash position, increasing of the ratio of input VAT
deduction and tax planning. She is also working
extensively on tax audit reviews ensuring clients can
properly respond to the requests of the tax office.
Helena holds a degree in economics from the
University of Zagreb, faculty of economics, and a EMBA
degree from the Cotrugli Business School. Helena was a
member of the VAT expert group at the European
Commission where she represented the Croatian
Association of Tax Experts.
She has actively participated as a speaker at
seminars and conferences including the 2016 CFO
Conference – Finance in a Digital World and
Women's Entrepreneurship Day.
She has written many articles in newspapers and
local tax specialised publications. In 2017, she was
appointed as mentor by the women's magazine
Helena is a member of the SheXO initiative, a
project dedicated to women with exceptional results in
the business environment.